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Physics - New Students

We're so excited you've decided to study Physics for Modern Technology with us at KPU.  By enrolling in this program you are positioning yourself for a well rounded education to support careers and graduate school opportunities in a variety of scientific fields.

University science courses are interesting, engaging and rewarding but have a heavy workload due to weekly mandatory labs.  As this is the case, we recommend the following course plan for your first year to keep your school-work-life balance and to ensure success in all of your courses. 

Please note: Many KPU courses have prerequisite (registration) requirements.  If you are missing any of these, please be sure to book online through Advisor Connect.

For information on NEXT STEPS including how to check your registration time,  registering for courses, paying your tuition and buying textbooks visit the Newly Accepted Students page.

BSc. Physics for Modern Technology – Recommended First Year Course Plans for 3-5 courses per semester. Courses in italics = Declaration Requirements

3 COURSES

Fall: 10 credits
Spring: 11 credits
Summer: 11 credits

PHYS 1600 – Intro. to Modern Tech. (3)

PHYS 1120 – Phys. for Physical/Ap. Sci. I (4)

PHYS 1220 – Phys. for Physical/Ap. Sci. II (4)

MATH 1120 – Differential Calculus (3)

MATH 1220 – Integral Calculus (3)

ENGL 1100 – Intro. to University Writing (3)

CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)

CHEM 1210 – Chem. Energetics/Dynamics (4)

BIOL 1110 – Intro. to Biology I (4)

 

4 COURSES

Fall: 13 credits
Spring: 14-15 credits
Summer: Optional

ENGL 1100 – Intro. to University Writing (3)

BIOL 1110 – Intro. to Biology I (4)

 

MATH 1120 – Differential Calculus (3)

MATH 1220 – Integral Calculus (3)

 

PHYS 1120 – Phys. for Physical/Ap. Sci. I (4)

PHYS 1220 – Phys. for Physical/Ap. Sci. II (4)

 

PHYS 1600 – Intro. to Modern Tech. (3)

Elective

 

 

5 COURSES

Fall: 17 credits
Spring: 18 credits
Summer: Optional

CHEM 1110 – The Structure of Matter (4)

BIOL 1110 – Intro. to Biology I (4)

 

ENGL 1100 – Intro. to University Writing (3)

CHEM 1210 – Chem. Energetics/Dynamics (4)

 

MATH 1120 – Differential Calculus (3)

MATH 1220 – Integral Calculus (3)

 

PHYS 1120 – Phys. for Physical/Ap. Sci. I (4)

PHYS 1220 – Phys. for Physical/Ap. Sci. II (4)

 

PHYS 1600 – Intro. to Modern Tech. (3)

Elective (3)

 

 

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this Faculty of Science and Horticulture degree must declare the credential by the time they complete 60 credits of undergraduate coursework. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 credits of undergraduate coursework, including the following:
    • 3 credits of ENGL at the 1100 level or higher
    • PHYS 1102 with a minimum grade of “C” or PHYS 1220 with a minimum grade of “C”
    • MATH 1220 with a minimum grade of “C” or MATH 1230 with a minimum grade of “C”

 

Elective Requirements

For elective requirements, please refer to the University Calendar.